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Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Photo Locations: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA, Quail Arboretum - Encinitas, CA and The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA

General Notes

This deciduous tree, can be a handsome desert shade tree with proper pruning and age. Found in the Mohave and Colorado deserts.

Has fragrant Flower.

Has thorns.

Native to Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Spreading or Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Bipinnately Compound, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Pod, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible.

Bark Dark Brown, Red Brown or Dark Gray, Exfoliating, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 10 - 13 and 18 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds and Bees.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/prosopis-glandulosa-torreyana >

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